Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Holding out for a hero

In our youth we often fixated on different super heroes that would swoop in and save the day. We delighted in their powers and fantasized about teaming up with our hero and making the world a better place. These fantasies brought so much light into our childhood experiences. But at some point, we let the heroes go and focused more on the real world surrounding us. Let us take some time to reflect on a hero. This could be someone we admire, a celebrity, or maybe you will revisit a childhood hero. Take their image into your mind's eye and imagine them healing the struggles you currently face in your life. Maybe they pay your bills by discovering a mine full of gold, perhaps they heal your cancer cell by cell with their universal life force, or maybe they protect your children from baddies. It is ok to meditate on these things. It may seem silly, but that childlike mindset can wash worries away. Who is your hero?

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  1. My hero is my mother. I owe everything I am to her :)

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    1. She must be a gooder - she created you Keith!

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  2. Real heros do things for others out of the goodness of their hearts, not because they want their picture in the paper or to receive an award. As I've gotten older I've realized there are very few real heros.

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    1. I am realizing that being a hero is complicated…watching old episodes of Smallville and seeing the conflict that Clark Kent faces as he makes choices to try and save the world. wow.

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  3. What a great idea! I am going to give this one a try! Thank you, Wise Vanessa :)

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    1. I would love to hear how it goes. Enjoy the process!

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  4. My mother. Hands down. Strongest and best listener I've ever known. Great post, Vanessa.

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    1. You should post about your Mom sometime, I would love to get to know her!

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  5. My hero, humanly speaking was my mom. I am who I am, because of her.

    In terms of idealized heroes, there are several: The Apostle Paul and Christ. They are men nobody know. They have been made into caricatures as unloving, judgmental, et. al. Through my own investigation I found them to be focused, disciplined, wise, loving, having a delightful sense of humor and gentle.

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